Mexican fare is a very delicious cuisine. The basic burrito or taco is commonly known as comfort food if you want some spicy and easy to put together. However, if you want something more creative to celebrate Cinco de mayo (Mexican Independence Day), it is better to whip up easy and quick cheese enchiladas as your cuisine for this special event.
Mexican food in general is meant to be made easily and quickly. The origins of these dishes date back a hundred years and were created by the locals with fundamental ingredients found along the regions. Rice, beans and chicken are the baseline components that make up many of the meals you find in many remote villages.
Easy Cheese enchiladas are one such dish that can be relatively quick to make for any occasion, especially Cinco de Mayo. The basic instructions are as follows:
- Start with a large baking pan; 9X13 will do
- Lay in corn tortillas flat side by side
- Add sliced or shredded Monterey Jack cheese to each tortilla
- Add diced onions, jalepenos to taste to each tortilla and roll
- Line up the rolled enchiladas side by side until the bottom of the pan is covered
- Cover with additional cheese, onion and garnish with Jalapenos
- Bake on 300 for 15 minutes or so
- Serve with Refried beans and Mexican Rice
If you want to add or switch up ingredients to add your own variation, here are some other items you can mix and match for a signature dish you can call your own:
- Sour Cream
- Grilled Chicken
- Ground Beef
- Shredded Beef Brisket
- Pulled Pork
- Fresh Spinach
- Lettuce and Tomato
If you want to get a more authentic flavor, you can try these Mexican based melting cheeses instead of Monterey Jack. Each have their own distinct flavor due to their regional origins and with some coming from goats milk.
- Anejo Enchilado
- Queso Quesadilla
As you can tell, this is a very simple recipe for cheese enchiladas that anyone can make within minutes. Whatever your choice is cheese or additional ingredients, this dish will create a fantastic food experience for you and your guests on Cinco De Mayo. Garnish with a nice salad, Rice and beans to round out the meal and don’t forget the Margarita to wash them down.
Cooking does not have to be a chore. Turn on your passion for creating seasonal dishes for the entire family.